Tottenham Hotspur’s injury crisis is that severe, manager Jose Mourinho openly claimed he would like to skip to the summer as if it were a real-life game of Football Manager.
The Portuguese boss has suffered devastating blows to three first-team stars and now the transfer window is shut, he’ll have to make do with what he’s got.
Spurs have been without top goalscorer Harry Kane and recently Heung-min Son picked up a shock elbow injury that has ruled him out for the foreseeable future.
Midfield dynamo Moussa Sissoko has also been sat on the treatment table for quite some time but footage has emerged this week that should provide some encouragement.
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) February 25, 2020
And fans have been buzzing on social media at the thought of seeing the 30-year-old back in action sometime soon – even if he isn’t that elusive striker they are desperately craving for.
Here’s what has been said…
The return of the goat, no one is ready. 💙🐐 https://t.co/e3kuX0yC8L
— Ryan (@gorezzer) February 25, 2020
Doesn’t look too far off. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mourinho play him in a similar position to how he did against Bournemouth. Besides I don’t want him in central midfield, he’s not good enough there.
— The Spurs Compendium (@SpursCompendium) February 25, 2020
He’s an absolute monster
— Rickles 🇺🇲 (@burks_eric) February 26, 2020
Good lad Moussa 👏🏻
— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) February 25, 2020
— Jonesy (@MJ_THFC) February 25, 2020
We miss Kane & Son , but this bloke is a beast as we miss his grunt and muscle in the middle. Get him & Tangy fit and together ASAP!
— DAMIEN (@DamienDzanic) February 25, 2020
Can’t wait for him to come back
— Axelle Goldie. (@axellegoldie) February 26, 2020
Wow. We almost forgot about Moussa- can’t wait to have him back in our midfield shoring it up making those bulldozer runs. We have missed him big time. Too underrated @StevenAzrak
— Sam (@sam71212326) February 25, 2020
The GOAT returns to save our season
— Manny (@Mannythfc) February 26, 2020
The Frenchman was labelled an “absolute monster” as well as a “beast” by some supporters whilst plenty of others can’t wait to see him back out on the pitch.
Sissoko has played 26 times in all competitions this campaign, but has been out injured since their New Year’s Day defeat to Southampton, per Transfermarkt.
He was even described as the “GOAT” aka. Greatest of all Time.
A further member of the Spurs faithful said his muscle in the engine room had been missed and that he wanted him fit soon so that he could begin to form a partnership with summer signing Tanguy Ndombele.
His fellow countryman has been regularly slammed by the crowd this season for his lack of fitness, so some couldn’t resist poking fun at him, claiming that Sissoko already looked fitter than the £55m club-record signing.
Ndombele join in lad
— Jamie (@Jammydodger312) February 25, 2020
Already looks fitter than ndombele
— James Crockett (@JamesCrockett80) February 26, 2020
And in other news, Spurs journalist names his Player of the Season…